Raphielle Johnson explains how Fred VanVleet has turned around his slow start to this season. Fantasy managers can also expect to see more of this Raptors’ guard in the coming season.
RAPHIELLE JOHNSON Fred VanVleet was in a shooting slump from the beginning of the season. He struggled to get through the first week of the season. Mr. Bet On Yourself scored 14.5 points per games, shooting 32.5% from 3, and 25% from the field. VanVleet’s performance has improved, as he scored 39 points during back-to-back wins. VanVleet’s most recent game was a 3 point loss to the Nets on Dec 16. He shot 14 for 24, 7 or 8, from the field, and 39 points from the foul line. Along with those 39 points, VanVleet had 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
He was never the best shooter. In his six previous seasons, he shot less that 43% from the field. VanVleet only made 55.1% percent of his shots during the 2-game stretch. This VanVleet version is not necessary for the Raptors to be able to bounce back from losing five of their six last games.